Opening dates: 01/04 - 01/10/2017

 

Martel

 
Train à vapeur Martel tourisme

The town with seven towers… (At 20 minutes of Camping Padimadour)

Martel was built on the limestone plateau of the same name, on the crossroads of an ancient North-South route and a West-East route that used to serve to transport salt from the Atlantic Coast and wine from the Aquitaine region. At the beginning of the 12th century, this exceptional location makes Martel a wealthy city of trade. During this period, the town also becomes an important halt on the pilgrim route to Rocamadour. The town’s blazon carries three hammers, showing it housed a great number of craftsmen. Today, Martel is still a lively town, gathering trade, leisure and remarkable heritage. Therefore, it is pleasant to stroll around the market in the beautiful halls of the centre, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
 
Thanks to the trade of truffles, Martel experiences a second flourishing period. Today, you can still make a trip on board of the ‘Truffadou’, a steam train that used to transport truffles to the rocky slopes and that now runs through the Dordogne valley with a great view from the railway set at 80 metres high.
For more information: www.trainduhautquercy.info
 
Lovers of reptiles can discover Europe’s most beautiful exhibition in Reptiland, but also France’s biggest collection of venomous reptiles… Snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, tarantulas and scorpions live in a closed area with air-conditioning.
For more information: www.reptiland-le-renouveau.fr

 
 
 

To see and to do during your stay in the Lot

  • Saint Cirq Lapopie tourisme

    Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

    The gem of the Lot valley, an absolute must… (At 1 hour from Camping Padimadour)

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  • Cahors tourisme

    Cahors

    A lovely city of the Lot… (At 1 hour from Camping Padimadour)

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  • Figeac tourisme

    Figeac

    The town connected to the pyramids… (At 40 minutes of Camping Padimadour)

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  • Train à vapeur Martel tourisme

    Martel

    The town with seven towers… (At 20 minutes of Camping Padimadour)

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  • Grottes de Lacave 1

    The Caves of Lacave

    A visual and sound show… (At 20 minutes from Camping Padimadour)

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  • Gluges tourisme

    Gluges

    Canoeing on the Dordogne… Swimming in natural water… (At 15 minutes from Camping Padimadour)

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  • Gouffre de Padirac tourisme

    The Gouffre de Padirac

    A guaranteed ‘WAOUH’ effect… (At 15 minutes from Camping Padimadour)

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  • Parc animalier Gramat 1 tourisme

    Gramat

    Capital of the Causse… (At 10 minutes from Camping Padimadour)

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  • Cité Rocamadour tourisme

    Rocamadour

    The worldwide known and dazzling town (At 5 minutes from Camping Padimadour)

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